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you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news in high definition. i've got the pen, way to sign the bill right away. nerves are rattled as americans keep a close eye on wall street and washington but president obama says we could avoid the fiscal cliff. i'm michelle griego. >> and the president addressed the nation, and quick action to keep all american taxes from going up on new year's day. >> cbs5 reporter cate cauguiran watched the address and is breaks it down. >> what does it really mean for everyone in california. >> reporter: there is a new report that shows the bay
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area's job market could grow faster than the state of california and the nation over the next two years, but our economic growth could go downhill with this looming fiscal cliff. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will automatically go up on january 1 january 1st. everybody's. >> reporter: just hours ago the president warned lawmakers the deadline is approaching. economists say the fiscal cliff could throw the economy back into a recession. both republicans and democrats emphasize compromise. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his moment to engage the congress and work towards a solution that can pass both chambers. >> reporter: the cliff is automatic tax hikes that could kick in by the end of the year. the average american family
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will pay between 2 and $3000 in additional taxes. 12,000 government programs will see cults and unemployment is expected to -- cuts and unemployment is expected to climb back above 9%. >> the big problem is uncertainty. we need to see progress on the fiscal cliff. so long there is uncertainty that will hamper the economy. >> reporter: reported jobs here could expand by 7.2% between 2013 and 2014. this is because of solid job growth and technology in san jose and san francisco. >> if there is a potential recession on the horizon, companies are not going to expand. they're not going to spend the money on hiring new employees. they may cut more employees and we're back to square one in trying to get the economy going. >> reporter: but the political battle could stand in our way. the fight over taxes is looming. democrats want families making more than $250,000 a year to pay more. republicans reject that idea.
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they want cuts to entitlement programs and are pushing tax reforms that close loopholes and eliminate some deductions. congress returns to washington next week, but frank, michelle, it's likely lawmakers will push closing the deal right up to the deadline. cate cauguiran, cbs5. a record number of people are lining up outside one san jose food pantry. as anne makovec reports, they may need help this year but many standing in line hope to return the favor some day. >> i've been here for hours and hours. >> reporter: the line stretched for blocks all morning along in front of say sacred hard community service. >> i'm a stay at home home. >> reporter: she and thousands like her came to sign up for holiday help, food for thanksgiving and toys for christmas. >> i thank god there are places like this in the bay area where
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folks like us are able to go to in times of need. >> reporter: 150 people spent the night here in blankets and tents to make sure they were first in line. >> my son comes first before me anytime. >> reporter: the need this year is expected to match last year's record breaking numbers, 4000 families needing food and 5500 children needing toys. >> what it means to me is that my daughter will be able to have a holiday season because i'm not working and we just moved here last month. >> a lot of people if they have worked, it's many times part- time. if it's union they're far down on the list for jobs. there's just not a lot out there. >> reporter: everyone who came walked out with a certificate to be given out at the holidays. >> i hope to do something for them when i'm able to, when i'm able to be on my feet. >> i'm bless and had i'm appreciative.
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>> reporter: if you would like to volunteer with or or donate to sacred heart you can go to our web site we have a link to there. anne makovec, cbs 5. the according to the contra costa times, dexter louie submitted his resignation friday night after the maraga back peddled in defending itself against a former student. she is student the district for covering up claims of sexual abuse years ago. a possible hods at this hour, officers -- homicide at this hour. officers responded to a hang up call in south san jose. they found the body of a woman inside the entryway. there was a delay in police responding to the call because they were investigating a rash of auto thefts on santa theresa boulevard.
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they have not ided the victim or named the suspect. police in san jose said they had a hard time getting to the scene of the homicide because they were investigating a rash of stolen cars crashing into homes. the car went through the garage and into a bathroom. luckily no one in the home was injured. >> i heard a huge crash, as if lightning had struck my apartment and then immediately after there was this sound of heavy rain. >> a lightning strike knocked out power to hundreds of san francisco residents overnight. the strike damaged five different transformers in noe valley, 34 customers were without electricity throughout the morning. it's been eleven days and people in long island and new jersey are living without power and many say they have had enough and today they all gathered to send a message. >> we have a message for
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governor cuomo, send the national guard in here today. return the power back on. >> we just want help. we just want help. >> protesters on long island called for the management of the local power authority to be fired, some 200,000 people still without power right now. crews are getting the lights back on in other places. those crews have restored electricity to all of connecticut and less than 20,000 customers in new york city are still in the dark. and thanks to you folks here in the bay area, we are sitting at nearly $135,000 to the region for red cross relief. our telethon yesterday was a huge success and you can donate if you'd like to at our web site we need your help planning a holiday meal on a budget, how
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you can give it a shot coming up. the results were shock but a positive pregnancy test for a teenage boy could have a major effect on men's health all over the world. i'm lawrence karnow, and we started out with showers in the early morning and things are breaking up a bit but we may have more showers on the way, we'll talk about that coming up. and why would anybody want to end up in the chilly waters of macove cove, why you won't want to miss this. ,,,,,,,,
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[ female announcer ] palo alto medical foundation, and sutter health -- our story is you. holiday or not. a program for young people opens its doors every saturday,
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rain or shine, holiday or night. as sharon shin reports, this jefferson award winner never fails to show up. >> reporter: 21-year-old may harris returns to the west oakland youth program that she says transformed her from drinking high school drop out to responsible college freshman. she says she owes the success to the years she spent at at the program. >> i'm on the right path and if it wasn't for them i never would have the got on the right track. >> reporter: every saturday from noon until five. the nonprofit opens its doors at the defirm rerecreation center. 30 kids file into learn science, language, art, and milad started the nonprofit in 2008 to fill a void. >> looking in this neighborhood, one of the first things we noticed is that
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there's a large amount of liquor stores. there's very few programs that actually cater to student's needs on saturdays. >> and what's the ground beef for? pasta. >> reporter: milad teaches the older students to cook healthy meals. they all take home fresh produce from the food bank. there's no nearby grocery store, only a dollar store. >> they have milk there, and it's 3 something per glam ron and a big sign -- gallon and a big sign that says this is the only item that's not a dollar. >> i've learned how to cook, i've learned how to do a lot of science experiments, how to reason with people, how to calm down my anger. >> reporter: besides the saturday sessions what now america's 75 volunteers stage back it school events, christmas movie day and the
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thanksgiving dinner. milad is always there. he showed up for a holiday program after his apartment building caught fire. >> it was our big event and he didn't want to, you know, let the fire keep him from being here for the kids, and i just was blown away. >> my reaction was while i can truly say is all i own is everything i'm wearing currently, i still feel like i have more support than many of the students that we're offering services to. >> reporter: for offering support and encouragement to west oakland children every saturday afternoon, this week's jefferson award goes to milad asantana. the weekend is nearly upon us and we love this day. >> yes we do. >> we have the rain, and the thunderstorms overnight. some of the thunderstorms
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knocking out power. high deaf doppler showing up, there's a chance we could see e a few more showers popping up this afternoon. and we have to watch out for that. some of the cumulus clouds continuing over the bay bridge. the temperatures staying cooler. only the low to mid-50s outside. a cool breezy afternoon and looks like it is going to stay that way as we are going to see cool air off the gulf of alaska. and possible showers through the tonight and into early tomorrow morning. if you sleep in it's going to be a dry weekend for you and a little bit on the cool side. we're kind of in the dry spot, but this moisture also beginning to work its way down the coastline. that could touch off a for more showers, so the weather seeming a little unsettled and i think on the breezy side, especially this afternoon and you have the cold air dumping from from the gulf of alaska, keeping these temperatures running 13 degrees below average for this time of year. let's check o out the latest
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computer forecast model, a chance for scattered showers but the not much. and a lot of that energy skirting along the coastline, so may be a better chance of showers along the peninsula and as we head throughout the day on saturday, skies begin to clear out but it will be cool. temperatures if you travel around the state are going to be cool. the high country, weather advisory until 4:00 this afternoon. and we had a light dusting of snow the in the local peaks. 55 in pacifica and about 56 degrees in san francisco, next couple of days we are going to cool down those temperatures through today and then they're going to stay fairly cool throughout the weekend, maybe some showers on tuesday and wednesday. by the way, don't forget monday is the day we objects -- observe veterans day. should be sunny and temperatures on the cool side. they're hoping the weather will hold up and this weekend's launch of the flugtags in the
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san francisco is a success. take it away roberta. >> reporter: every pilot handbook is going to be broken for flugtag. you have to ask, what is that. well, we're going to go straight to the source. here's brandon drew. he's one of the pilots o of this particular aircraft here. high brandon. >> how are you doing today. >> reporter: what's the name of your team. >> team delta bravo, for us team 10. >> reporter: tell us about the unicorn. >> it's made of rainbows, sparkles magic and glitter. >> reporter: and why a unicorn. >> because everybody loves unicorns and they're american. what better way to spend veterans day. >> reporter: and we hope unicorns can fly but you get a team of five together. carlo tell me about your team, what is the name of it. >> reporter: we are the pet
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terrebonne ss. >> >> reporter: what's the purpose of the home maid aircrafts. one person piloting, four people push it up a 30-foot ramp into the cover. and one person is going into the water. >> that's laura right here. >> reporter: and you know the water temperature is 54 degrees. >> well, i surf, so. >> reporter: and you're doing this just for the fun of it. >> fun and glory. >> reporter: and a trophy. and there's going to be thousands and thousands of people here, so the organizers of flugtag say make sure to take public transportation, gates open at 11, first flight 1:00. for more information. >> would you do it roberta. >> yes. still ahead, this is no joke, the shocking result after
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one man took a pregnancy test and what it could mean for men everywhere. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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diagnosed with testicular cancer. >> well, believe it or not thanksgiving is less than a couple weeks away and many are planning turkey dinners and julie tells us this year's thanksgiving will likely cost you a little bit more. >> doesn't it seem like every yore you hear the same thing. >> we've heard this before. >> and this year it will be a little more expensive. due to the draught, those thanksgiving staples are about to get more expensive, everything from turkey to cider will cost more. stuffing and pumpkin pie ingredients will cost 4% more. turkey and butter up 5%, and apple l and apple cider top the list with a 20% increase. we're tender to the experts -- turning to the experts with our consumer watch, any frugal folks can apply. head to
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watch. we posted our own thanksgiving menu there and we're challenging you to help us save. we'll go shopping with the person who comes up with the low total price on our thanksgiving staple and feature their money saving tips on cbs5. the hope is to help everyone save this year. tomorrow is the 24th 24th annual authors luncheon and cbs5 is a proud sponsor. it brings together 6 well known authors to benefit the national kidney association. and lee nathan caught up with one. >> reporter: a glorious culinary journey, 14 years in the kitchen, here's the chef, great to see you. >> good to see you. i feel really old. it's four years in my journey. the recipes and story of my life, and so it's a great back.
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130 pees, over -- recipes, and over 300 pictures and it's where i grew up as a kid and mentorship and apprenticeship. and we have love when i met my wife, it was very important, we are partners in business and in marriage. so it's a great, great, book. lots of secrets, lots of recipes. >> reporter: you gave us autographed copies and you're doing a fundraiser for kidney foundation. >> it's this saturday. we have a tremendous response and i will be at the luncheon and talk about the book also, and signing, and it's so important to donate actually to the donation and it's all about giving and loving. >> the authors luncheon starts tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the marriott marquee in san francisco. tickets are still available. go to and click on "events "and we will be right
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